Regular Army Commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
Advanced Program students are required to participate in the weekly
Military Science Lab. Students in the basic program are encouraged to
participate in the department's adventure training.
MILS U101. Introduction to Leadership I (1) Competencies critical
for effective leadership. Cadets learn life skills, such as critical thinking,
goal setting, time management, physical fitness, and stress manage-ment
related to leadership, officership, and the army profession. Focus is
on developing basic knowledge and comprehension of army leadership
dimensions while gaining an understanding of the Reserve Officer Training
Course (ROTC), its purpose for the army, and its advantages for the cadet.
Open to all freshmen.
MILS U102. Introduction to Leadership II (1) Leadership fundamental
such as setting direction, problem solving, listening, presenting briefs, provid-ing
feedback, and using effective writing skills. Cadets explore dimensions
of leadership values, attributes, skills, and actions in the context of practical,
hands-on, and interactive exercises. Open to all freshmen.
MILS U141. Leadership Lab (1) Application of skills acquired in assigned
military science classes. Leadership labs meet for three hours per week at
varying off-campus locations to maximize training opportunities. The labs
are sequential and progressive in nature, and correspond with every level of
the military science classes. Lab participation is mandatory for all contracted
cadets regardless of academic classification. Open to all students enrolled
in military science courses. Course may be repeated for additional credit.
MILS U201. Foundations of Leadership I (2) Dimensions of creative
and innovative tactical leadership strategies and styles. Cadets study team
dynamics and historical leadership theories that form the basis of the army
leadership framework and learn techniques of personal motivation and team
building in the context of planning, executing and assessing team exercises.
Cadets are encouraged to participate in leadership labs to demonstrate
comprehension of class materials. Focus is on continues development of the
knowledge of leadership values and attributes through an understanding of
rank, structure, and duties, and basic aspects of tactics and land navigation.
Open to all sophomores.
MILS U202. Foundations of Leadership II (2) Team-building and leader-ship
theory, personal communications skills, team goal-setting and time-management
skills. Cadets will explore the conduct of tactical operations
at small unit levels. As potential army officers, cadets will be challenged to
study, practice, and execute army leadership and values as they become more
familiar with the army. Participation in leadership labs is highly encouraged
for all enrolled cadets. Open to all sophomores.
MILS U301. Tactical Leadership (3) The study, practice, and evaluation of
adaptive leadership skills as they are presented with the demands of preparing
for the ROTC Leader Development Assessment Course (LDAC). Challenging
scenarios related to small unit tactical operations are used to develop self
awareness and critical thinking skills. Cadets analyze and evaluate their
own leadership attributes, skills, and actions. Primary attention is given
to preparation for LDAC and development of leadership abilities. Open to
contracted juniors and seniors only. Prerequisites: MILS U202 or consent of
Professor of Military Science.
MILS U302. Applied Leadership (3) Intense situational leadership
challenges to build cadet awareness and skills in leading tactical opera-tions.
Cadets review aspects of combat, stability, and support operations.
Cadets also conduct military briefings and develop proficiency in garrison
operation orders. The focus is on exploring, evaluating and developing
skills in decision making, persuading, and motivating team members in
the contemporary operating environment. Open to contracted junior and
graduate students only. Prerequisites: MILS U301 or consent of Professor
of Military Science.
MILS U401. Developmental Leadership (3) Planning, executing, and
assessing complex operations. Cadets function as staff members and provide
leadership performance feedback to subordinates. Cadets are given situ-ational
opportunities to assess risk, make ethical decisions, and provide
mentorship to subordinate cadets. Participants are responsible for analyzing
and evaluating the leadership values, attributes, skills, and actions of military
science cadets while simultaneously evaluating their own leadership skills.
Attention is given to preparation for future military assignments. Open to
contracted seniors and graduate students only. Prerequisites: MILS U302 or
consent of Professor of Military Science.
MILS U402. Adaptive Leadership II (3) The dynamics of leading in complex
ongoing military operations in the current operating environment. Cadets
examine differences in customs and courtesies, military law, principles of
war, and rules of engagement in the face of international terrorism. They
also explore aspects of interacting with governmental organizations, civil-ians
on the battlefield, and host nation support, Significant emphasis is
on preparing cadets for their first units of assignment. Open to contracted
senior and graduate students only. Prerequisites: MILS U401 or consent of
Professor of Military Science.
MKTG U350. Principles of Marketing (3) Exchange relationships
between buyers and sellers in a dynamic global marketplace. Focus
areas include: environmental analysis, marketing research, buyer be-havior,
marketing strategy, business ethics, and the societal impacts of
marketing activity of integrated marketing organizations. Prerequisite:
54 credit hours earned.
MKTG U351. Consumer Behavior (3) Consumer decision-making processes
in a dynamic global marketplace. Selected concepts from psychology,
sociology, economics, anthropology, and other behavioral disciplines are
examined to develop a managerial perspective on predicting and interpreting
consumer responses to marketing strategies. Prerequisites: 54 credit hours
earned and MKTG U350.
MKTG U352. Marketing Communications (3) Selection and implementa-tion
of promotional strategies in a dynamic global marketplace. Focus areas
include: integrated marketing communication processes, psychological,
sociological, and cultural factors influencing promotion decision making.
Prerequisites: 54 credit hours earned and MKTG U350.
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